Explains what immunization is and how it is built up either by having a disease or by being inoculated with vaccine. Shows how smallpox vaccine is produced and used and how diphtheria toxins are treated to produce toxoids.
February 22, 2012 Subject:
Vaccines - All Ya Need to Know
A nicely done film explaining vaccines - including the various types and how they work. Made in the mid 50's the principles are essentially unchanged today. In the interim the one thing we learned is that not all disease - causing organisms, particularly viruses, are amenable to a successful vaccine.
Some classic mid 50's footage of kids getting shots and riding bikes and pedal cars down a sidewalk...very familiar looking vehicles to me in fact.
The technological level of this film is more than just basic. A good film. Still useful today.
November 4, 2003 Subject:
Mmmm! Cow side crust!
OK, if not spectacular overview on how immunization occurs and how vaccines are made. You'll be interested to know how smallpox vaccines are made. With a blender too! Mmmm! Just think of that next time you're ordering a frappacino at Starbucks! Plenty of footage of kids getting shots as well.
The usage of animals for testing is always appaling, but is used to a minimum in this film.
Covers the way our bodies fight infections and diseases, and how immunization can help boost our rate of recovery.
Demonstration of the role animals (cows and rabbits) play in developing and testing the drug. Strangely, they include the test rabbits to "show" how the immunization agents work, even though all the footage from within the bloodstream is animated. The rabbits all survive, by the way.
Did you know that the smallpox vaccine came from crust that formed on the side of cows? Yick.